What Happens During a Typical Dental Checkup?
If it’s been several years since your last dental appointment, you can expect your first visit to take longer than the normal appointment. Why? Because we’ll need to recapture information and images to help us better understand the current status of your oral health. A normal dental checkup includes one of our highly trained dentists coming in to review your oral cavity and facial structure. Using a visual exam and X-rays, we will check for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or oral cancer.
You might not even realize an oral cancer screening is being conducted, but you can expect that at least once a year, your exam will include our dentists checking your mouth, throat, and areas of your head and neck for symptoms associated with this disease. If detected early, there is a much higher chance of treating and curing it. Should any areas raise concern, our team will walk you through the steps to have a biopsy.